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CarComplaints.com Notes: The automatic transmission on the 2nd generation CL (2001-2003) is a downshifting mess. According to reports it slips, flares, and eventually fails --- sometimes around 40,000 miles.

The troubled transmission got an extended warranty for some CL owners that was later extended even further thanks to a class-action lawsuit in the United States. But even with the extended warranty, the transmission in this car is well known for overheating and locking up suddenly and without warning.

4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
63,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Acura CL seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 202007

CL 2DR Coupe 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This appears to another problem common with Acura CLs. If you take it to a dealer to fix either of the problems, they try to charge you outrageous problems to just reset the SRS light. There's really no problem...the light just comes on sometimes for no reason.

The air bags have rattling noises inside of them. Once again, if you go to the dealer, they'll try to hit you up by saying that you should buy replacement parts. It's absolutely ridiculous.

- , Bedford, TX, USA

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